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Consumers won’t use Financial Planners until they know what we do…
by Tony Vidler        “Only 2% of consumers would go to a financial planner to take out life or other personal insurance” “Only 9% of consumers would go to a financial planner for retirement planning” “12% of consumers would seek investment advice from a financial planner” Wow.     What on earth do consumers think […]
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Publishing Content: it’s where authority meets effective marketing
by Tony Vidler        Every professional should aspire to being an Authority to their chosen audience in my view. The ideal is you have top-of-mind-awareness with your target market of course, but more than just being the first person they think of when a particular issue arises, you want to be positioned as their only viable […]
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Here is the closest thing you’ll get to a marketing “free lunch”
by Tony Vidler        Who doesn’t love free marketing?  This would have to be of the more valuable free marketing things you’ll ever find if you want to grow your business: Google Keyword Planner.   It is the closest thing there is to a “free lunch”. In fact it is probable the closest thing you’ll find […]
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Referrals Not Converting? This may be why…
by Tony Vidler        Too many referrals today are not converting into clients for too many professionals – and all too often the professionals are puzzled about why that is.   Typically it comes down to us not looking good enough on line.  Todays referrals usually do a quick search before deciding whether to meet […]
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5 Lessons From The Post Mortem of a Marketing Campaign Disaster.
by Tony Vidler        You should always do a post mortem on marketing campaigns. There are always lessons to learn and apply to improve future marketing campaigns.  Sometimes the ones with the greatest lessons are the ones that were a complete flop. This the post mortem from one I observed – and did NOT approve of […]
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How to use LinkedIn Groups to build your audience
by Tony Vidler        LinkedIn Groups would have to be one of the easiest ways today for any professional to go about building an audience…or a community of like-minded folk.  And that is what we want our marketing to achieve if we want our business to grow, isn’t it?   It seems that what stops many […]
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Generalist V Specialist: Is it harder to be a sprinter or a decathlete?
by Tony Vidler        Generalist or specialist?  This is an ongoing dilemma for many financial advisers and there is a widely held belief that becoming the specialist is harder to do.   But is it really?   Let’s look outside the world of professional services and into the highly competitive, no-room-for-mistakes, world of the Olympic athlete […]
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3 simple steps to automate your Linkedin Thank You message
by Tony Vidler        Getting engagement with new connections on LinkedIn is as simple as sending a thank you message…and even smarter: automate as much of it as you can.   Whenever you have a recurring problem you need a process… Processes, systems, automation…these are the solutions to minimising waste, and recurring issues requiring manual workarounds. […]
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Prospecting has never been easier…for some!
by Tony Vidler        Prospecting seems to remain the biggest day to day business problem for financial advisers, yet prospecting has never actually been easier.   If you polled 100 advisers with this simple question I would wager that more than half would answer: “getting enough new business prospects to meet my business objectives”.   Prospecting […]
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Which CRM is right for you?
by Tony Vidler        I am losing track of how often I get asked “which CRM do you recommend?”  It is a huge decision for a professional service business, and an area where every solution offered seems to fall a little short in one aspect or another.   The problem is that for a financial […]
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